New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

Half of British millennials prefer CBD over prescriptions for mental health

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Eos Scientific surveyed over 2,000 British adults to investigate whether people prefer using CBD over pharmaceutical medications to treat mental health They found that 38% of Brits prefer to use CBD, with 50% of millennials (18-34) responding that they prefer CBD 30% of the UK population would rather not talk to their doctor [...]

Welsh police boss, Arfon Jones, calls for regulation of cannabis and home growing to stop drug gangs

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Arrested, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Grow Your Own, growing, Home Cultivation, Home Grow, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, PCC, Police, UK, Wales|

Afron Jones, PCC for North Wales, has called for the regulation of cannabis to stop rise in criminal gangs The police chief also called for people to start growing cannabis at home “They're not harming anybody else and there is no reason why they should be punished through the criminal justice system.” Arfon [...]

Washington State Senate approves proposal to allow medical cannabis use in schools

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, School, THC, USA, Washington|

Washington students may be able to use their medical cannabis in school Parents would be allowed to administer the cannabis instead of nurses Smoking cannabis will be strictly prohibited, as well as products high in THC Some parents are opposed to the proposal, insisting the right to administer safe medication should lie in [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]

MPs told that Pharmaceutical Industry should be funding medical cannabis trials, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seizures, THC, UK|

The UK Government currently provides the funding for clinical trials on medical cannabis England’s chief medical officer told MPs that the private sector should be paying their fair share Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS so far Only patients with a private prescription have been able to acquire medical [...]

British man who suffers severe epilepsy claims medical cannabis helps him live a normal life

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Luke O’Donnell illegally treats his epilepsy with a medical cannabis oil Prior to cannabis, Luke was house-bound through fear of suffering a seizure in public Now the 25-year-old is employed and living a more full life Luke now campaigns for wider access to regulated medical cannabis products for patients in similar situations  A [...]

Israeli Researchers find link between Endocannabinoid deficiency and Autism disorders

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Israel, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, Seizures, UK|

Israeli Researchers find link between low levels of endocannabinoids and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) They believe CBD may help raise levels of endocannabinoids Parents are taking control of their children’s ASD treatment plans, adding legal CBD products Groups like “CBDs of Autism” are helping guide parents of ASD children new to CBD Researchers [...]

Australian Researchers Find CBD Curbs Methamphetamine Addiction in Rats

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain|

Australian researchers found evidence CBD can help meth addicts 32 lab rats addicted to meth were treated with CBD Researchers noted "cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the motivation to seek and consume methamphetamine."  A study from Australia have found promising evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD) could have the potential to be used in treatments for [...]

American Senator who “smoked a joint” to help treat cancer supports Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Grow Your Own, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Seizures, Smoking, THC, USA|

Republican Senator, Dan Seum, smoked cannabis to help him through chemotherapy Seum is backing a bill which would legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes in Kentucky Seum’s own granddaughter “partakes” in medical cannabis for her epilepsy The bill could allow low-income patients to grow cannabis at home One of the Bill’s backers, Senator Nemes, [...]